CMJ (p.45) - "[I]t's the 20-something's strong, old-school Rawkus beats that provide PORT AUTHORITY with a solid, danceable foundation."
XXL (Magazine) (p.138) - "Employing some of the East Coast's finest vets and samples, the LP sees Polo and company partying like it's 1990-something."
Audio Remixer: Mr. Krum.
Though he's Toronto born and bred, the producer known as Marco Polo deftly and assuradely steps into the second-generation Rawkus lineup with his solo-produced 18-track effort, PORT AUTHORITY. Known for his work with Brooklyn MCs Pumpkinhead and Masta Ace, among others, Marco Polo recruited the most respected artists on the East Coast to bless his butter beats, which echo the best of the late-1990s underground era. O.C., Masta Ace, Kool G Rap, Wordsworth, Large Professor, A.G., Buckshot, Jo Jo Pellegrino, Roc Marciano, Sadat X, and Ju Ju of the Beatnuts are just a few of the MCs featured.